Wacom today announced an improved version of its Intuos digital tablet, which comes bundled with software options such as Clip Studio Paint and a new pen with 4,096 levels of pressure.
The new Wacom Intuos comes in small and medium sizes and in three different colors: carbon black, pistachio green or berry pink (only available in some regions). The Intuos Small with Bluetooth is now available for $ 99, the medium is $ 199, and you can choose two of three software downloads: Corel Painter Essentials 6, Corel AfterShot 3 or Clip Studio Paint Pro. There is also an even more economical model of Intuos Small that comes without Bluetooth for $ 79, but only comes in black and the software options do not include Clip Studio Paint.
The new Intuos tablets cost more or less the same, but they are an update to the old Intuos Art models, which require a USB cable connection or a wireless accessory kit and have 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Although, honestly, my current configuration with my two-year-old Wacom Bamboo One (now discontinued) works well with the USB cable, and I personally can not see a difference in pressure sensitivity above 1,024 levels. I can not speak for the most expensive Cintiq tablets, but my experience with Wacom tablets for beginners is that they last forever. If you are just starting to draw or you want to get a tablet for beginners for kids, the new Intuos tablet is an excellent introduction to digital art. The included addition of Clip Studio Paint Pro, which usually costs around $ 50, makes it worthwhile.